The Department of Water Quality Control and Sanitation is part of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources (FMWR) of Nigeria. It was formed in order to derive optimal benefit in the safe water supply that the Ministry has made remarkable progress. Sanitation, which is always subsumed under water supply, is often neglected and in most cases never budgeted for in most annual appropriation acts. In view that issues of sanitation is multi-sectoral and central to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets, it was created as a stand-alone Department to drive the country on track of meeting the MDGs targets. The development and implementation of a robust monitoring and evaluation system is one of the key policies of the FMWR of Nigeria. In order to ensure a sustainable M&E in the WASH sector, the department have successfully evolved a framework through consultations with sector players and other key stakeholders. The FMWR in collaboration with UNICEF developed a software called WASH Information Management System (WASHIMS) towards the institutionalization of the M&E system in the country. This format when used will generate accurate and reliable data. Due to high cost involved in data generation, it was limited to pilot states. (Link)
European Union (EU); Department for International Development/UK (DFID); UNICEF; Federal Ministry of Water Resources (FMWR) of Nigeria. 2017. WASH Information Management System (WASHIMS). Web Page [Accessed in January, 2017].